Are you at a loss for what to read this month? Well, you’re in luck! This is the first edition of a series of monthly book horoscopes: book recommendations based on your Zodiac sign. All of the books on this list are awesome, so if you’ve already read your recommended book or finish it before the month is up, feel free to read a different one. Happy reading! 🙂
This is the perfect read for a rebellious spirit like you! Funny, action-packed, and somewhat frightening, this book takes place in a high school that has been cut off from the outside world due to the spread of a fatal virus that lies dormant in teenagers. The kids trapped in the school must fight to stay alive until they are allowed to “graduate” by the machine standing guard at the door. The first book of a series.
If you liked The Mortal Instruments series, then you should also read this book, the first of The Infernal Devices, which has the same concept but is set in 19th century England. When Tessa Gray’s brother is kidnapped by demons, her paths cross with the Shadowhunters of London, and she learns that she is a Downworlder with an unusual power. Also, this entire book is steampunk, which is fun.
Your curiosity might get the best of you this month. The fresh school year is a great time to let it take you into uncharted territory! Join the Stickman as he embarks on a journey out of his comfort zone on an epic and hilarious quest through Greek mythology. T his graphic novel is also the first book in a series.
If you just can’t shake the feeling that this school year is full of challenges you aren’t ready to face, this book is just the read for you. This is a beautiful and inspiring true story about a boy growing up impoverished in Malawi. Defying all odds, William builds a windmill from scratch using a secondhand physics textbook. This memoir is the ultimate story of overcoming adversity.
It’s a new school year, and it signifies the opening of a million doors for you! However, opportunities come and go quickly, so make sure not to miss them. This is a book about making choices. Mia is seventeen, her future is looming, and she must choose between following her passion, music, and her family/boyfriend at home. But then everything changes and only one choice is left to make…
Take some time to focus on the beautiful things in your life this month. Love is found in unexpected places, and this is just the book to show you that. Eleanor and Park are two quirky kids who don’t really seem to fit in anywhere. Then one day they are forced to sit next to each other on the bus, and just like that, a whole new adventure begins. This book will warm your heart and break it all at once.
This month you may feel the need to get closer with friends, family, and teachers. People can be hard to deal with, especially in high school, but this book will remind you to appreciate the loved ones in your life. Nick, a kid with two moms and several pets, has grown up struggling with the conventional idea of a family. When his home is torn apart, he must decide what family truly means to him.
Transitioning back into school can be rough, but don’t let yourself give in to the cabin fever. Try to stay optimistic and remember the good things about being back in school. This is a fun and fast read that takes place in a top-notch girl’s boarding school for spies-in-training. It’s a great back-to-school book that also deals with some of the problems of growing up, and it’s the first in a series!
If you feel urges to get out of your comfort zone and take on new challenges, now is the time to do it. Use that attitude to start the school year off right! This book is a memoir in graphic novel format that tells the story of a girl growing up during the Iranian revolution. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will also learn a lot about history. Mostly, though, you will be motivated to go follow your dreams. First in a series.
This is more than your typical dragon-rider book. When Captain Will Laurence, who serves in the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, accidentally finds a dragon egg, his career is changed forever as he must now befriend and train with the dragon to become members of the Aerial Corps. This is a unique historical fantasy in which British dragons fight French dragons in historically accurate battles.
This cool, twisted mystery novel will put your powers of observation to good use. Becca King has run from her past life and identity because her paranormal gifts have discovered her stepfather’s corruption. She has come to the Pacific Northwest to live with a friend of her mother’s on Whidbey Island, where she will be safe… until she begins to discover that things aren’t perfect here, either.
Daydreaming is a great way to keep yourself from being overwhelmed as we head into the school year, and this book will take you further into the realms of your imagination than you have ever been before. Twelve-year-old Meggie and her father are swept away in a dark, strange adventure when characters from their beloved books come out of the pages and into their lives. This book is one of my favorites.
Enjoy yourselves, and check back next month for your October recommendations!